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Messiah of Evil ()


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A young woman goes searching for her missing artist father. Her journey takes her to a strange Californian seaside town governed by a mysterious undead cult.

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Thom
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Arletty (as Mariana Hill)
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Toni
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Laura
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Joseph Lang
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Charlie
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Gas Attendant
Bennie Robinson ...
Albino Trucker
Morgan Fisher ...
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Emma Truckman ...
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Dyanne Asimow ...
Unknown (as Dyanne Simon)
Herb Margolis ...
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Alex Michaels ...
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Stabbing victim in Prologue
Laurie Charlap-Hyman ...
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Bill Norton ...
(as B.W.L. Norton)
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Zombie in Car (uncredited)
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Ticket Booth Zombie (uncredited)
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Supermarket Zombie (uncredited)

Directed by

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Willard Huyck ... (directed by)
Gloria Katz ... (uncredited)

Written by

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Willard Huyck ... (screenplay) and
Gloria Katz ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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James P. Graham ... administrative executive producer
Alan R. Howard ... associate producer
Gloria Katz ... producer (produced by)
Alan Riche ... executive producer
Willard Huyck ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Phillan Bishop ... (electronic music by)

Cinematography by

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Stephen M. Katz ... director of photography (as Stephen Katz)

Film Editing by

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Scott Conrad ... film editor

Editorial Department

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Morgan Fisher ... associate editor
John Simons ... assistant editor
Billy Weber ... associate editor (as William Weber)

Art Direction by

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Jack Fisk ... (as Jack Fiske)
Joan Mocine

Makeup Department

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Bud Miller ... makeup artist (as Budd Miller)

Production Management

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R.J. Louis ... production manager (as R. J. Louis)
Ray Nadeau ... post-production supervisor (as Raymond Nadeau)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Alan R. Howard ... assistant director (as Alan Howard)

Sound Department

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Michael Katz ... boom-man
Gilbert D. Marchant ... sound effects (as Gil Marchant)
Alex Vanderkar ... production sound

Stunts

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Buddy Joe Hooker ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ron Batzdorff ... still photographer
Sean Doyle ... assistant cameraman
Judy Fiskin ... still photographer
James F. Huyck ... grip
Mark Hyer ... gaffer
John Swian ... assistant cameraman (as John Swain)
Paul Tampourlos ... key grip
Randall Robinson ... gaffer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Rosanna Norton ... wardrobe
Jodie Lynn Tillen ... wardrobe (as Jodie Tillen)

Other crew

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John Dorr ... script supervisor
Charlotte Jupiter ... production assistant
Candace Lawrence ... assistant to producer
Cheryl R. Stein ... production assistant (as Cheryl Stein)
Victoria Swain ... production assistant
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary
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Taglines Terror you won't want to remember - In a film you won't be able to forget. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Second Coming (United States)
  • Return of the Living Dead (United States)
  • Revenge of the Screaming Dead (United States)
  • Messiah of Evil: The Second Coming (United States)
  • Night of the Damned (United States)
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Runtime
  • 90 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Many of the extras in the film were unemployed NASA workers. See more »
Goofs When Arletty is tending to Thom towards the end of the film, Thom is on his back and has some blood on his face from his ear, which she wipes away. In the next shot, the blood is back. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from Gone with the West (1974). See more »
Soundtracks Hold On To Love See more »
Quotes Charlie: I'm as old as the hills. Mama delivered me herself. She took me from between her legs, bloody little mess. She's about to feed me to the chickens. And daddy said, "Maybe we could use a boy lottie." That's how I came into the world.
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